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Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Health Status.
Gerontol Geriatr Med 2018 Jan-Dec; 4:2333721418778390GG

Abstract

Objective:

The primary purposes of the present study are (a) to investigate the stress-cognition relationship among U.S. Chinese older adults and (b) to examine the moderating role of health status on the stress-cognition relationship. Method: Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), which investigated 3,157 Chinese adults over 60 years old living in Chicago. Participants reported health status and completed the Chinese Perceived Stress Scale. Cognitive functions were measured by the East Boston Memory Test, the Digit Span Backward, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and Chinese Mini-Mental State Examination.

Results:

Controlling for age, sex, education, and income, perceived stress was negatively associated with cognitive functions, whereas health status was positively associated with cognitive functions. In addition, older adults' health status interacted with stress such that the negative relationships between perceived stress and cognitive functions were more pronounced for those who had poor health than for those who had good health.

Conclusion:

Findings suggest that physical health is a critical factor moderating the relationship between perceived stress and cognitive functions among U.S. Chinese older adults. Longitudinal research is needed to examine the complex relationships among stress, health, and cognitive functions of U.S. Chinese older adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI, USA.Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China.Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30038953

Citation

Chen, Yiwei, et al. "Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: the Moderating Role of Health Status." Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, vol. 4, 2018, p. 2333721418778390.
Chen Y, Wang J, Liang Y, et al. Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Health Status. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2018;4:2333721418778390.
Chen, Y., Wang, J., Liang, Y., Sun, F., & Dong, X. (2018). Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Health Status. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 4, p. 2333721418778390. doi:10.1177/2333721418778390.
Chen Y, et al. Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: the Moderating Role of Health Status. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2018;4:2333721418778390. PubMed PMID: 30038953.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perceived Stress and Cognitive Functions Among Chinese Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Health Status. AU - Chen,Yiwei, AU - Wang,Jiaxi, AU - Liang,Ying, AU - Sun,Fei, AU - Dong,XinQi, Y1 - 2018/07/17/ PY - 2017/07/13/received PY - 2017/09/15/revised PY - 2018/02/05/accepted PY - 2018/7/25/entrez PY - 2018/7/25/pubmed PY - 2018/7/25/medline KW - U.S. Chinese older adults KW - cognitive functions KW - health status KW - perceived stress SP - 2333721418778390 EP - 2333721418778390 JF - Gerontology & geriatric medicine JO - Gerontol Geriatr Med VL - 4 N2 - Objective: The primary purposes of the present study are (a) to investigate the stress-cognition relationship among U.S. Chinese older adults and (b) to examine the moderating role of health status on the stress-cognition relationship. Method: Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), which investigated 3,157 Chinese adults over 60 years old living in Chicago. Participants reported health status and completed the Chinese Perceived Stress Scale. Cognitive functions were measured by the East Boston Memory Test, the Digit Span Backward, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and Chinese Mini-Mental State Examination. Results: Controlling for age, sex, education, and income, perceived stress was negatively associated with cognitive functions, whereas health status was positively associated with cognitive functions. In addition, older adults' health status interacted with stress such that the negative relationships between perceived stress and cognitive functions were more pronounced for those who had poor health than for those who had good health. Conclusion: Findings suggest that physical health is a critical factor moderating the relationship between perceived stress and cognitive functions among U.S. Chinese older adults. Longitudinal research is needed to examine the complex relationships among stress, health, and cognitive functions of U.S. Chinese older adults. SN - 2333-7214 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30038953/Perceived_Stress_and_Cognitive_Functions_Among_Chinese_Older_Adults:_The_Moderating_Role_of_Health_Status_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2333721418778390?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -